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Nick Bruner, CPA, CFE, CVA

Nick Bruner, CPA, CFE, CVA

Corporate Audit Partner


  • Certified Valuation Analyst, 2015
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, 2011
  • Certified Public Accountant, 2009

Specializing in:

  • For-profit clients
  • Employee benefit audits
  • Business valuations
  • Fraud and litigation support


  • Since 2005

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts


  • BS in Business Administration, 2005, University of Tennessee

More about Nick Bruner

As the partner responsible for corporate audits and consulting, Nick manages the preparation of reviewed financial statements for for-profit entities as well as audits of financial statements and employee benefit plans. When he is not performing audits and reviews, Nick assists clients with a wide array of consulting engagements from internal control and systems review to business plans and forecasted financial statements. As a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst, Nick provides litigation support and business valuations for a multitude of applications. He also maintains International Audit Standards for the firm and educates the write-up and tax staff on new accounting standards and financial statement presentation.

Problem solving and working with clients is what Nick likes best about his job. It brings him in contact with a wide array of people and businesses. “While auditing different manufacturing companies, I enjoy finding out how things are made and work. Gainesville has a very interesting mix of companies that produce products and services many people would never think Gainesville had.”

He joined Rushton in 2005 and has served as a staff accountant, audit senior and director. He earned his CPA in 2009, Certified Fraud Examiner in 2011 and Certified Valuation Analyst in 2015.

A Personal Glimpse

Nick is married and has two children, Mae and Jack. He and his wife, Amanda, have been fortunate to travel through the United States as well as Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family whether it involves sports or simple yardwork. A fun fact most don’t know is that he played Division 1 baseball in college and went on to play professionally for a short period of time. As a South Georgia native, he loves to cheer on Atlanta Braves, Falcons, Hawks and Atlanta United. With his wife hailing from Augusta, he’s also enjoyed attending Masters Tournaments for many years.

Nick is a people person who enjoys the interaction between his clients and working alongside his team members. He likes to know everyone’s talents inside and outside of the office and enjoys being a resource for both clients and staff. His interest in others also shows through the various programs he invests his time in throughout the community.


Nick is active in the community, serving in leadership positions for many non-profits including Gainesville Jaycees.

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